Work has now begun on offshore wind facilities at Norfolk port Great Yarmouth, including a yard storage and marshalling area, and heavy-lift quay operations, all intended to help support the construction of two offshore wind farms by Scottish Power Renewables and Innogy SE.
Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, port director Richard Goffin was quoted by reNews as saying: “The start of these works marks significant progress in our plans to grow and diversify our offering at Great Yarmouth within the energy sector. These planned infrastructure investments will benefit future wind farm developments and the wider energy sector for many years to come.”
In all, 56 6MW turbines will be provided for the Innogy SE project by Siemens, while 102 7MW turbines will be provided for the East Anglia 1 plant.
This is certainly not the only work being undertaken where offshore wind is concerned. Dong Energy has just announced it has started its public consultation process for the 2.4GW Hornsea 3 wind farm, due to be positioned just off the coast of East Riding of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
This consultation period will last for at least 28 days and feedback is due by the end of this month (November). There will then be a second round of consultation events held during the second half of next year, with Hornsea 3 eventually to be located to the east of both Hornsea 1 and 2.
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